Henderson Professional Fire Fighters urge people to 'check your seats in the heat'

With our hot summer temperatures, Nevada has ranked among the top 20 states hardest hit by heatstroke fatalities. When temperatures are hot outside, the inside of a car can climb more than 30 degrees hotter in just 10 minutes.

Last year, 39 children died – nationwide – after being left in hot cars. No amount of time, not even a minute, is safe to leave a child in a hot car.

Henderson Professional Fire Fighters started the “Check Your Seats in the Heat” campaign in 2010 with a mission to educate the community about the dangers of leaving a child in a hot car in hopes to prevent those tragedies from occurring today.

Watch the video for tips to help you avoid these tragedies.


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